January 8, 2002
PUBLIC NOTICE: Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control Solicits
Water Quality Data. Is your stream muddy? Does it smell? Do you believe
that your river or stream is polluted? Do you have any information that
leads you to believe your local streams, lake, or river is polluted?
The Tennessee Division of Water Pollution Control is soliciting data for
the purposes of developing the state's 2002 303(d) list of impaired waters.
Section 303(d) of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the development
of a list of Tennessee streams not currently meeting state water quality
standards that would benefit from the development of a site-specific study
called a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and the implementation of a pollution
control strategy. This compilation, called the 303(d) List, is subject
to review and approval by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
The 1998 version of the 303(d) List may be downloaded from the Department's
Home Page at
Tennessee Clean Water Network strongly recommends that ALL WATERSHED GROUPS
consider submitting information to Water Pollution Control. While the
state already has a comprehensive list of impaired waters, do not assume
every impaired water is on the list. Contact: Gregory M. Denton,
Manager Planning and Standards Section Tennessee Division of Water Pollution
Control 7th Floor, L & C Annex 401 Church Street Nashville, Tennessee
37243-1534 Electronic data and/or questions may be submitted to:
In order to be fully incorporated into this process, data would need to
be received by January 15, 2002. While the Division will consider all
data submitted, we reserve the right to incorporate only those data that
meet minimum quality standards.